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Immunization of mother and child among the Bodo tribes in India
“A women is not only a daughter, sister, wife, mother but also a home maker, a family designer, a potter who moulds the whole family, dedicated to others than to herself”, according to Pallabi Borpatra Gohain’s own words. Just as a mother, this woman, who took part in the GFMER Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2010, and her team had to face a lot of difficulties while pushing injections to mothers and children during their Immunization duty in the Forest area in Sonitpur District, India. But at last, after doing a safe Infection, prevention and control (IPC), they finally succeeded in convincing the Tribal Bodo people, one of the largest ethnic and linguistic groups of Northeast India, to get immunized. A huge relief but also a great memory for the whole team, as shown by the big smiles on their faces!